RAISING CHICKENS 101: HOW TO BUILD A CHICKEN COOP

RAISING CHICKENS 101: HOW TO BUILD A CHICKEN COOP

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RAISING CHICKENS 101: HOW TO BUILD A CHICKEN COOP
Learn how to build a chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s a beginner’s guide to building a DIYchicken coop! HOW TO BUILD A BACKYARD CHICKEN COOP The housing for your chickens can be as simple or fancy as your imagination and budget permit. The basic criteria will be dictated by the birds. DIY Chicken Coop Plans and Designs First, decide on the size. You will need 2 square […]
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Learn how to build a chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s a beginner’s guide to building a DIYchicken coop!

HOW TO BUILD A BACKYARD CHICKEN COOP

The housing for your chickens can be as simple or fancy as your imagination and budget permit. The basic criteria will be dictated by the birds.

DIY Chicken Coop Plans and Designs

  1. First, decide on the size. You will need 2 square feet of floor space per chicken, and one nest box for every three hens. Nest boxes should be about a foot square. For larger breeds such as Jersey Giants, allow an additional square foot of floor space per bird. Learn more about the sizes of different chicken breeds to figure out which size chicken coop is right for you.
  2. Sketch the chicken coop on paper, with measurements. (Don’t know where to start? Check the plans for any size of flock here.)
  3. It might also be helpful to mark the ground where the coop will be erected, taking into consideration its location relative to the sun (southern exposure ensures greater warmth and sunlight); any nearby structures (will you attach it to a garage or barn?); and the need for a run, fenced or not (more on that in a moment). Build your coop and run on high ground to avoid battling water and mud problems!

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DIY Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub

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DIY Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub
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Home Remedies for Heartburn

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Home Remedies for Heartburn
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Good Sleep Better Health
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DIY – Beat the Winter Blues – Mood Boosting Room Scents

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DIY – Beat the Winter Blues – Mood Boosting Room Scents
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MOISTURIZING GREEN TEA BODY WASH

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MOISTURIZING GREEN TEA BODY WASH
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DIY No Smell Spray

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DIY No Smell Spray
You spray it into the toilet bowl before you go no. 2 (that’s the “poo” of Poo-pourri), and the spray floats on top of the toilet water to create a fresh-smelling barrier (that’s the “pourri” of Poo-pourri).  It traps the odors inside the toilet bowl so that the stink does not come out of the […]
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DIY Grease Cleaner Spray

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DIY Grease Cleaner Spray
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Animal Care During Winter

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Animal Care During Winter
During winter, I get asked frequently about when animals need to be brought inside and what kind of care they need to handle the cold weather. Obviously the answer to those questions depends on the animal, but there are a few rules of thumb you can follow to ensure your animals are comfy even on the coldest days. […]
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DIY Cleaning Products

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DIY Cleaning Products
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Ginger: Herbal And Medicinal Benefits

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Ginger: Herbal And Medicinal Benefits
What is Ginger? Ginger is an aromatic, pungent and spicy herb (part of the Zingiberaceae family, as are cardamom, turmeric and galangal) that has tremendous therapeutic qualities. The underground stem (rhizome) can be used fresh, powdered, dried, or as an oil or juice. Ginger: Medicinal Properties The ancient medical science, Ayurveda, gives ginger the status of […]
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How to Dry Herbs

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How to Dry Herbs
So herbs are easy to grow, but then what?  Your plants will become healthier and stronger with a regular trim, but there is only so much fresh oregano you can throw in this week’s homemade meals.  The next step to becoming a full-on homegrown herb enthusiast is drying.  It’s very simple, and your profits are long-lasting and bountiful.  It’s a great […]
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CBD vs THC

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CBD vs THC
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